Gilsbar Celebrates 60 Years of Partnership and Innovation

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For Gilsbar, April 16, 1959 marked the beginning of six decades of business

We are still in business, still growing, still learning, and we still have our first customer.

Gilsbar is proud and excited to be celebrating our 60th anniversary this month. Gilsbar was founded in 1959 by Henry J. Miltenberger with one client and one goal, to provide unsurpassed customer service and create and administer health and life insurance related solutions that help our clients manage their risks. Today, following that same goal, we are one of the largest privately held Health & Benefit Managers in the country.

We provide our core services under three very important tenants: Lower costs, improve health and simplify the experience. We are recognized nationally for our culture and service and have been awarded several Best Places to Work honors. In the consistently changing environment of the employee benefits industry, it is rare to find a third-party administrator for fully-insured and self-funded health plans not owned by a carrier or connected to another large entity, yet Gilsbar remains a financially stable, independent company with zero debt.

When asked about Gilsbar’s legacy, our CEO, Hank Miltenberger, stated, “We focus on our client’s interests, always work with integrity, with courage, with a long-term view, with all our might and creativity, constantly striving for excellence, and to develop our people, processes, products, and markets while earning a reasonable profit… High aspirations and lofty purposes are one thing; actions, performance and reputation are another. The proof is in the pudding. We are still in business, still growing, still learning, and we still have our first customer.”

About Gilsbar, LLC

Established in 1959, Gilsbar, LLC® is one of the largest privately-held insurance services organizations in the country. Recognized as a catalyst for creating healthy businesses, Gilsbar, LLC® offers self-funded and fully-insured benefit plan management services, along with Wellness, Advocacy, and overall Population Health Management. Gilsbar, LLC’s integrated delivery model improves the health and well-being of its members, resulting in significant health plan savings for its clients.

Gilsbar, LLC® has been honored by Inc. magazine for its sustained growth, Modern Healthcare and Business Insurance magazines as a Best Place to Work, and WELCOA and the American Heart Association for its proven wellness methodology.

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